Alfred A. Beach

  • Birth 1840
  • Death 1932
  • Burial Shickley, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot Lot 222
  • Memorial ID 66491692

Son of: Julius Beach and Jane Allen.

Civil War Veteran
Co F 14th Iowa Infantry

From military records:
Beach, Alfred A. Age 21.
Residence Hillsboro,Ia.
Nativity Ohio.
Enlisted Oct. 14, 1861.
Mustered Nov. 2, 1861.
Promoted Principal Musician Sept. 1, 1863.
Mustered out Nov. 16, 1864, Davenport, Iowa.
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Based on enlistment, his service included Battles of Ft Henry,Tn(Feb 6), Ft Donelson,Tn(Feb 16) and Shiloh,TN(Apr 6-7, 1862). The 8th, 12th & 14th Iowa comprised 4/5ths of the troops in "The Hornet's Nest" at Shiloh. They held their ground for 10 hours against attack after attack allowing the Union time to bring reinforcements to rear lines and snatch victory from defeat. Finally surrounded by 10 times their number and out of ammunition they had no choice but to throw down their arms and surrender only to see many of their number shot down with their arms in the air. The majority of all three regiments were captured. The remnants of the unit not captured were assigned to the Union Brigade and participated in the advance and siege of Corinth ,MS Apr 29 –May 30. In 1863, the 14th was reunited and reorganized at Davenport,IA. Duty at Cairo,IL until Jan 1864. Participated in the Red River Campaign Mar 10 – May 22 1864. This included Ft DeRussey, Battle of Pleasant Hill, Cane River Crossing, Occupation of Alexandria, Mansura. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price Sep 17 –Oct 25. Unit mustered out Nov 16 1864.
(Info. courtesy of K L Bonnett.)


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  • Created by: Bill Schaefer
  • Added: 4 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66491692
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred A. Beach (1840–1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66491692, citing Shickley Cemetery, Shickley, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Bill Schaefer (contributor 46564432) .